A selection of objects from our collection have been chosen to illustrate the lives of the Loyalists that fled the troubles in the rebel colonies and came to settle Upper Canada.
The gallery showcases valuable personal effects used by Loyalists or their children, that were protected from confiscation and which miraculously survived the voyage together with the crude items made with limited resources in their new wilderness home along the shores of Lake Ontario. These include household items, are items used to clear their land and manage their farms.
It also contains a mock-up of the Benjamin Seymour Store from the 1790s, which was located a few kilometers east on the shore of the Bay of Quinte. In addition there are items related to the War of 1812, since Adolphustown also hosted the Glengarry Fencibles for some time at the end of the War.